A 7.9-magnitude earthquake has struck Nepal and India, killing nearly 1,000 people. The most severe damage was seen in Nepal’s capital, Kathmandu, where buildings collapsed, causing numerous injuries.
The toll from Nepal has reached 876, including 524 from the Kathmandu Valley, police spokesman Kamal Singh Bam told AFP.
The epicenter of the quake was 33km east of Lamjung District and 80km northwest of Kathmandu, which has a population of about 1 million. It was at a depth of 31km.
Tremors have also been felt in some cities in eastern and northern India, including the capital, New Delhi, said JL Gautam, Head Operations Seismology of Indian Meteorological Department (IMD). Also quakes were felt in the cities of Patna, Lucknow, Kolkata, Jaipur and Chandigarh.